summertime curves in la conner :: Okan Arts
summertime curves in la conner

summertime curves in la conner

By Patricia Belyea

LA CONNER WA  The July Yukata Quilting Workshop in La Conner focused on creativity, curves and yukata cottons. But it was the smiles on the faces of the 13 participants that were the greatest curves of all!

In the first two days, each student designed and sewed their own version of a four-quadrant curved quilt top. Then they advanced to make full compositions that included curved piecing.

The venue, La Conner Country Inn, provided a spacious workroom and nearby nook for a pop-up shop that offered hundreds of bolts of vintage Japanese yukata cotton.
Better yet, we were in the small town of La Conner, on the Swinomish Channel, where we could walk to everything! Three blocks away, the regional quilt museum in the ornate Gaches Mansion welcomed us with three floors of exhibits. Behind the boutiques and cafes on the main street, an inviting boardwalk stretched the length of downtown. And the sun set at 9pm for super-long, light-filled, summer days.
Does adding curves to your quilting projects—of your own design and as flat as can be—sound appealing? Then considering signing up for the July or September 2018 Yukata Quilting Workshop in La Conner. Especially if you love Japanese textiles! +learn more

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7 comments to “summertime curves in la conner”

  1. Karen S Kijinski says:

    OMG, those are all beautiful.

  2. Nicole Hannah says:

    That second one, the butterfly, is especially fantastic. Would love to see a picture of that one once finished.

  3. LeeAnn says:

    Wow! Every composition is unique and beautiful. The very happy faces really tell the story.

  4. beverley tsutsumi says:

    The curved quilts are fantastic! I wish I was closer so I could take a class.
    I love Okan arts.

    thank you.

  5. Helen S. says:

    Oh, if I could only be there! The quilts are beautiful and I’d love to learn how to do curved piecing! Thank you for sharing the wonderful works!